#11 - Cody Roberts - The 'Versatilist' - Assistant S&C Coach University of Iowa

My discussion with Cody covers... - what is a 'vesratilist'? - training principles and methodology - is technology killing the art of coaching - youth athletic development - and much more! - Thank you for watching this video.


Cody Roberts joined the University of Iowa Olympic Strength and Conditioning staff in July 2016.  Roberts coordinates the strength & conditioning programs for Rowing, Softball, Men's & Women's Cross Country, Track & Field Throwers and Middle Distance.  He came to Iowa from Bradley University where he served as the Assistant Athletic Director for Sport Performance since 2010.  During his 6 year tenure at Bradley, Roberts oversaw all aspects of administration, training and development for student-athletes across all 15 Missouri Valley Sports.  

Roberts earned a Master’s of Science in Education in Exercise Science from the University of Kansas in 2010 while working as a Graduate Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Olympic Sports Performance Staff.  Prior to earning his graduate degree he worked as an Intern and Graduate Assistant Strength Coach at Illinois State University.

A native of Bloomington, IL, Roberts was a four year member of the Track and Field team at the University of Kansas, where he was a two time team captain in 2006 & 2007 and All-Big XII Conference and Region discus and hammer thrower.

Roberts is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, USAW Certified Sport Performance Coach from USA Weightlifting, as well as CPR/AED certified. He also serves as the Director of Education for the Hawkeye Strength staff and serves as a adjunct lecturer for the Health & Human Physiology Department at University of Iowa. Cody lives with his fiancé Jessica Haerther in Cedar Rapids and they are set to marry October 6th, 2018.

Show Notes

'The Price of Gold' Documentary

Science of Sport


Keith Barr Podcast on Tendon Stiffness 


TMG Functional Muscle Strain Testing 

Force Decks